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  1. Raj30

    Raj30 Senior Member Senior Member

    May 24, 2012
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    The world's most dreaded terrorist, Osama bin Laden, was killed by US Navy SEALs in a daring attack on his hideout in Abbottabad in May 2011.
    But, believe it or not, he is one of the lakhs of candidates who have applied for a primary school teacher's job in Uttar Pradesh.
    Asked to list his father's name, 'Osama' wrote 'Bill Clinton' - the former US President.
    'Osama' from Agra is not alone in seeking a new role. Jai Sri Ram, son of Dashrath from Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya, has also applied for the job.

    And he has an astonishing academic record to boot - 100 per cent marks in all exams.
    Another candidate in this theatre of the absurd is Farji, which translates as 'fake'. His father's name is given as Farji Singh.
    Yet another one is Abcdefgh - and his father is called Xyz.
    Such aspirants, shortlisted in the first list of candidates for the primary teachers' job, have made the state's basic education department's recruitment drive a laughing stock.
    The candidates have clearly fudged every detail, from name and address to marks scored by them, in the application form. It is apparent that many of the applicants are fake.

    But, that has not stopped the basic education department from allotting registration numbers and issuing letters for counselling on their "fake" addresses. In the screening of the applications, filled online, over 60 per cent of candidates were found to be fake.
    For 72,825 vacant posts of primary teachers, more than 70 lakh applications were received of which only about 20 lakh candidates are believed to be genuine.
    Minister of state for basic education Waseem Ahmad said the department would sort out the errors.
    "This system of receiving online applications and sorting it out by software was meant for observing complete transparency.
    "Maybe there are some problems but they will be sorted out in coming days," he was quoted as saying.
    Interestingly, many of the candidates have claimed to have consistently secured more than 95 per cent marks from Class X to B.Ed.
    A senior employee of the department said: "The problem is that only fake candidates can be called for first and second counselling because their total marks are shown as between 95 per cent and 100 per cent.
    "Obviously such candidates will not turn up. But who will be answerable for the money and resources spent on shortlistingthe applicants?

    "It would have been better if the department had made it mandatory for the applicants to enclose all their educational certificates."
    However, Sanjay Sinha, secretary of the basic education board, said: "We are still in the process of making a final merit list.
    "The fake names would obviously be deleted during the final counselling of the aspirants. In that case, the next genuine candidate in the merit list will be given the opportunity."
    Since the vacancy for primary teachers was announced district- wise, lakhs of candidates from over 20 districts applied with the hope of being selected for the job.
    The application was invited online and the cut off list of each district was supposed to vary according to the marks obtained by the applicants there.
    But, the software couldn't detect and cancel many forms with fake details. Also, it could not discard more than one form filled by the same applicant.
    As a result of it, the same applicants have been allotted many registrations numbers

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  3. parijataka

    parijataka Senior Member Senior Member

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    UP, Rajasthan areas of darkness - Haryana and WB joining the same for different reasons and MP and Bihar moving out of the league due to good CMs !
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